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michael53
Hi,
I inserted the Wi-Fi card into C3000 a couple of days ago and was very pleased that without having to install any softare, and with very little to enter into settings, I was connected to the wi-fi in my house. This morning every attempt at connection fails, though I had made no changes in settings. In the last hour I have tried different things, but I can't even remember how I first set it up -- mostly what I did was skip screens without adding any information, just tapping on next again and again, and the end result was a connection. My laptop is getting the wi-fi all right, but the zaurus keeps failing. What does one try first? Thanks, MIke
daniel3000
Hard to say.

What hardware do you use, especially, which WiFi card?

I had a problem recently with my D-Link DCF660W. It connected, but had very bad signal strength and it was not possible to communicate over that connection for more than sending one mail or so.

It must be a hardware failure, as I have exchanged it now against an Ovislink card which works very well.

The D-Link went back to the vendor for warranty repair.

daniel
michael53
QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Aug 21 2005, 05:37 PM)
Hard to say.

What hardware do you use, especially, which WiFi card?

I had a problem recently with my D-Link DCF660W. It connected, but had very bad signal strength and it was not possible to communicate over that connection for more than sending one mail or so.

It must be a hardware failure, as I have exchanged it now against an Ovislink card which works very well.

The D-Link went back to the vendor for warranty repair.

daniel
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It is a Linksys cf card that I purchased from dynamism when buying the sl-c3000.  Mike

ps  I got it working so easily at first.  I went to settings and just kept clicking next and then complete, don't know that I had to enter a single bit of information. Today, two days later, I have tried 20 or more combinations to no avail.
bam
QUOTE(daniel3000 @ Aug 21 2005, 09:37 AM)
Hard to say.

What hardware do you use, especially, which WiFi card?

I had a problem recently with my D-Link DCF660W. It connected, but had very bad signal strength and it was not possible to communicate over that connection for more than sending one mail or so.

It must be a hardware failure, as I have exchanged it now against an Ovislink card which works very well.

The D-Link went back to the vendor for warranty repair.

daniel
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my dlink died, a few days back, emaile streamline, ordered another from dell, not the dlink though, maybe I can exchange it for a nice cf card instead:)
icruise
This is probably not applicable, but I was trying out my Zaurus away from home for the first time and got it to connect to an open wireless network the first time I tried. But after that, it just wouldn't connect. I tried adding and removing the network connection, changing settings, etc. But I finally realized that I was in a slightly different location than the first time I connected. It turned out that I just wasn't getting a good enough signal there, even though it was only a few feet away from where I first connected. So are you're sure you're close enough to your wireless router? These CF cards don't have very good range, and it can vary even in the same location.
apink
two cents:

I'm having similar problems with my wireless. So far I have guessed that it has something to do with the Sharp ROM (via trisoft), which doesn't seem to be implementing the iwconfig program.

When I am trying different things in the "Network" dialogue box, the changes don't necessarily show up when I check with iwconfig.

When I try to change things manually with iwconfig that doesn't work either.

I wonder if someone who has successfully implemented wireless could publish the following files (sanitized please).

/etc/wlan/wlan.conf
/etc/wlan/wlancfg-DEFAULT (or /etc/wlan/wlancfg-yourssidhere)
/etc/pcmcia/network.opts
/etc/pcmcia/wireless.opts

(Maybe I'm off base and these files are irrelevant. If so, feel free to enlighten me.)


sl-c1000
ambicom wl1100c-cf card
lynksys wireless router
sharp rom (trisoft)
apink
Michael,

You might try editing in the /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file. This file stores some of the parameters for the different schemes for your wireless card. (Each entry in your ->Settings->Network dialogue box is a scheme.) Change the line "DHCP_TIMEOUT=10" to something like "DHCP_TIMEOUT=100".

I did this then tried connecting using the dialogue box, and was connected on the second try. Now it connects usually on the first try.

I have messed with some other things too, but this was what got me out of the woods.
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